After a solid year of time trials for the club with more people racing than ever, it was fitting that Caroline and Dave Fearon didn’t go to the M&DTTA (Manchester and District Time Trialling Association) awards lunch alone this year. Instead seven of us comprising of The Fearons, Carol & Dan, Titch, Sam and I wimped out of riding in the rain and drove to Middlewich Masonic Hall for a three-course lunch and some silverware collecting.
For his amazing 12hr time trial and for being the novice who covered the most miles, Titch (Paul Longley) won himself the 12-Hour Novice Saddle Trophy.
For setting the best 50-mile handicap time trial, for the rider who smashed their expected time, Carol took home the Stevenson Memorial trophy.
For winning the ladies 100-mile time trial, and the BAR (best all round, for 25, 50 & 100 miles), I took home the Keith Stacey trophy and 100TT award.
For smashing his first ever year of time trialling, riding 54-minute 25TTs, a 3hr 51min 100TT and a tonne of other stellar performances, Sam (as a surprise on the day) took home the Wagstaff Award for Best First Year Rider.
Not bad eh! The food was alright too…
Just as a little aside, I was also pretty pleased on Saturday to open the post to a certificate from the RTTC to certify that I’d logged a result in the British Best-All-Rounder Competition; having ridden 25, 50 and 100 miles on UK courses this year. I came 18th nationally, which I’m pretty chuffed with, especially as my longer TTs were on slower Cheshire courses! Improving this is something to aim for in 2020.